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A Tale of Two Lichens: Adaptations to Extreme Climate

Posted by: Jamie Haase
June 29, 2020

In many extreme ecosystems, like deserts and polar regions, lichens play an important role as major carbon fixers and primary producers. Due to climate change, precipitation is expected to decrease and periods of dryness will lengthen. Lichens' tolerance to periodic ...

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How Stress at Early Stages Affects Plants

Posted by: Jamie Haase
June 18, 2020

Stress is part of life for plants. They could face drought, pests, diseases, and sometimes salinity. If plants are impacted when they are young, they may never fully recover. These common problems, which can adversely affect plant productivity, can be ...

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Detect Stress by Measuring Photosynthesis

Posted by: Jamie Haase
June 15, 2020

Plants face many environmental stresses, such as light, moisture, nutrients, temperature, and pollutants. Many of these factors are essential for plant growth, in optimum quantities; however, a dearth or excess can cause stress. As part of the plant’s overall response ...

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Chlorophyll Fluorescence Detects Water Stress

Posted by: Jamie Haase
June 8, 2020

Developing drought stress tolerance is one of the major targets of many crop breeding programs. Precise and efficient tools to measure drought stress is a vital requirement of these projects. One of the methods widely used by researchers is the ...

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